Sulphur Hexafluoride

A colourless, non-toxic and non-flammable gas at room temperature and pressure. One of the six greenhouse gases to be curbed under the Kyoto Protocol.


Largely used in heavy industry to insulate highvoltage equipment and to assist in the manufacturing of cablecooling systems.

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 146.06 gmol-1Clip
Melting Point 773 decomposes KClip
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See also: Fluorine, Global Warming Potential, Sulphur.

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Subjects: Chemistry